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INVESTIGATION: GlobalTel vs. Global Tel*Link – Unrelated Brands

In Public Notices on November 15, 2018 at 4:29 am

GlobalTel or Global Tel Link – What’s the Difference?

GlobalTel vs. Global Tel Link Confusion

INVESTIGATION: GlobalTel vs. Global Tel Link

It seems the Google search results get very confused by two similar brands, operating very similar marketplaces. Namely, GlobalTel vs. Global Tel Link. Some individuals have confused the two unrelated brands. GlobalTel IS NOT the same as Global Tel Link.

GlobalTel.com – The Original

GlobalTel.com  Was first registered in 1996, and controlled continually by GlobalTel CEO, Mr. Steve Williams, as evidenced by domaintools.com as early as  July 2001.  Archive.org still has a snapshot of the website appearance from that time:

GTL.net – Global Tel*Link – The Newcomer

Whereas, according to archive.org, the earliest record of GTL.com entering the prison inmate telephone call industry, was 3-years later in September 2004:
https://web.archive.org/web/20040903072437/http://www.gtl.net:80/
GTL.net only displayed a consolidated advertising link page in May 2001, according to Archive.org:
https://web.archive.org/web/20010520161931/http://www.gtl.net:80/

GTL.net – Global Tel*Link’s $8.8 Million Penalty.

The original GlobalTel Jail Call provider has also been damaged as a result of confusion where the newcomer, Global Tel*Link apparently had to pay $8.8 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

by Michael Roberts

Licensed Private Investigator # 3589109
Journalist
Digital Forensic & Internet Litigation Support Consultant